Australia’s delta COVID-19 outbreak levelling off

Australia’s delta outbreak appears to have levelled off, with more than half the country in extended lockdowns and vaccination rates starting to approach national targets, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Monday. Hunt said 80 percent of Australians will have had their first COVID-19 jabs this week, while the overall …

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Australian police probe video of cop throwing man on floor reportedly leaving him ‘unconscious’ amid Melbourne protests

Australian police have launched an investigation into an incident allegedly involving heavy-handed policing after video footage of a violent confrontation in Melbourne was widely shared on social media this week. The 12-second clip, which began circulating Wednesday night, shows an unidentified man talking to a group of Victoria Police officers …

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Indonesia and Australia agree to boost security ties

Indonesia and Australia agreed to deepen security ties during a ministerial meeting on Thursday, with discussions underway towards enabling joint military training in Australia and participation in its defence academies. Agreements were signed over counter-terrorism, defence and cybersecurity, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said, plus another agreement on support for …

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